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Welcome graduates, alumni, family and friends!

We would like congratulate our graduates on their accomplishments to this point and appreciation to all family and friends who supported them along this journey. As our 2016 Commencement Ceremony approaches, we are sure many questions will come up and hope the content presented on this webpage will be helpful. Please use this webpage as a resource in the coming weeks and feel free to share this information with family and friends. If any questions are not answered here, please send comments and concerns to: commencement@iau.edu.lc.

Congratulations again – We look forward to welcoming you to the alumni family!



Ceremony Venue

The IAU College of Medicine 2016 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. CST on May 21, 2015 at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center location. To assist in your graduation planning, please review the following information regarding travel.

Marriott at Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Road
Plano Texas 75024 USA


Get Driving Directions to the Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Stephen King, MBBS, FRCPC, OBE

Dr. Stephen King is a pathologist and former Chief Medical Officer. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a member of the Association of Clinical Pathologists of the USA. He practices pathology in his private capacity and is the forensic pathologist for the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. He was one of the architects of the Saint Lucia Health Sector Reform Proposals 2000, the Universal Health Care Proposal of 2003, and the National Strategic Plan for Health 2006-2011. In 2008 he received the award of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire OBE) for his contribution to Medicine. He was one of the co-founders and the first chairman of the AIDS Action Foundation and one of the co-founders and one of the current directors of RISE (St.Lucia) Inc. He is chairman of the Caribbean Medlab Foundation and a member of the international committee of Accreditation Canada. He is the Laboratory Director and major shareholder of Laboratory Services and Consultation Ltd. He is an appointed Independent Senator 2012.


Academic Regalia

Any orders made after this date will not arrive in time for commencement.

When placing your order, please follow the below instructions to receive your regalia in time for commencement. Directly contact Arlinda Bush at abstudentservices@hotmail.com.

Please provide the following information in the body of your email:

  • Name
  • Street Address (No P.O. Boxes)
  • Phone
  • Height
  • Weight (if not average for height)
  • Type of Degree
  • School (International American University College of Medicine)
  • Design: VIP material w/regular velvet Souvenir
  • Cost of Regalia is:
    • Doctoral Gown – $23.95,
    • Hood -$23.95,
    • OSFA Tam – $39.95

All orders and payments must be submitted no later than May 6, 2016. Orders made after this date will not arrive in time for the commencement ceremony.

If you’re currently living outside the U.S., you’re asked to use the following address to ship regalia:

  • International American University
    Attn: [insert student name]
    17950 Preston, Road
    Dallas, Texas 75252

If you’re currently living within the U.S., you’re asked to use your personal address for shipping.
Once orders are submitted to Arlinda, she will confirm receipt of your order and send a PayPal link to make payment. This communication will return to the email address originally used to place the order.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of the Registrar. You can also contact Arlinda Bush by calling 817-910-2215 or visiting her website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony if you do not have regalia. It is your responsibility to have these items with you for the ceremony.

Commencement Portraits

Professional photographers will be on hand on graduation day to take photos. A formal photo shoot has been scheduled from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. prior to the ceremony. All graduates must be present for the portraits.

The photographer will take your photographs when you receive your diploma. You will be able to purchase these photos as well as a composite class portrait directly from the photographer. Information regarding the process for purchasing commencement portraits will be provided on the day of the ceremony.

 Social Reception

The Office of the President will be hosting a social reception for graduates and their guests after the ceremony. IAU College of Medicine Deans and staff members will be in attendance, and we hope it will be a wonderful opportunity for you to catch up with old friends and mentors in preparation for the main event.